WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Winter Haven Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting that happened earlier today.
“No officers are injured, and the suspect has non-life-threatening injuries and has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” said Winter Haven Police in a statement.
The incident happened at 2316 Isle Royal Court SE in Winter Haven and unfolded during a domestic disturbance call at the residence, according to police.
Officers responded to the residence after a witness called, stating 35-year-old Nathan Armstrong was stabbing a female in the home.
When officers arrived, they immediately entered the residence finding Armstrong in the home and continuing to stab the victim.
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The officer commanded Armstrong to drop the knife. However, he continued to stab the victim. In order to stop Armstrong, the officer fired his service weapon striking Armstrong in the leg. Once Armstrong was secured, officers immediately started rendering aid to Armstrong and the victim.
Both were taken to the hospital, where they remain with non-life-threatening injuries.
“Our officer saved this victim’s life,” said Winter Haven Police Chief David Brannan. “Had our officer not taken the immediate action to stop Armstrong, the outcome for the victim could have been much worse.”
This is very early in the investigation, with limited information available. We will update this story as more details are released.